Spanish Rice Recipe
This is an easy to make and delicious Spanish rice recipe.
It is one of those great and easy side dish recipes that really perks up a meal.
Serve it with your favorite Mexican recipes, or with grilled or baked chicken or fish.
Heat the oil in a skillet to a medium heat and add the onion. Cook, stirring well, for about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and chopped peppers. Stir together then pour it into the pot with the rice. Continue cooking the rice for another 8 to 10 minutes, lid on the pot, until it is fully cooked.
Just before the rice is ready, add the peas and shrimp. Cook for another few minutes to cook the shrimp and heat the peas through. At the last moment, add in the chopped parsley.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 303; Calories from Fat 69; Total Fat 7.7g; Saturated Fat 1.5g; Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 669mg; Total Carbohydrates 46.0g; Dietary Fiber 3.3g; Sugars 4.4g; Protein 11.4g; Vitamin A 26%; Vitamin C 89%; Calcium 5%; Iron 20%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
A pinch of sugar may seem odd but Italians and other nationalities often add just a tiny bit of sugar to recipes that use tomatoes, like this rice recipe or spaghetti sauce. It takes away any slight bit of bitterness the tomatoes may have.
One of my favorite things to do with this recipe is to increase the amount of shrimp you use and make it a one pot meal. I just serve a salad with it and it becomes a really easy dinner recipe.
Spanish rice can also be made with chicken. I you have some leftover chicken, replace the shrimp with the cooked chicken. Easy dinner recipes are always about using what you have on hand whenever possible.
Don't like peas? Leave them out. To me, cooking is always about adjusting recipes to suit your own tastes.
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